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moment. right now, let check traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we are not doing too bad for the start of our wednesday morning commute. we have this accident westbound 4 at loveridge and pittsburg. already cleared to the right- hand shoulder so as you can see from our live traffic sensors it's not causing any delay. coming up we'll take a check of mass transit and bay area bridges. but in the meantime, back to you. >> thank you. san francisco's mayor picks a new police chief. he has a long history with the department and as anne makovec shows us he has seen his share of scandal, as well. good morning, anne. reporter: good morning. including dealing with a criminal indictment in the past. his name is greg suhr. he is the captain right now of the sfpd's bayview station. he has been credited with a huge feat, a 50% drop in homicides. there he is also a 30-year veteran of the force. suhr beat out two others for the job, all nominated by the police commission. mayor ed lee made the call over
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the weekend but as frank mentioned, there is baggage involved. suhr was involved in the fajitagate scandal from 2003 and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice. he was later cleared of those charges. in 2005 he was demoted from head of patrol after the controversial g8 protests when an officer was seriously injured. he was demoted in 2009 after applications he failed to report a domestic violence violence attack on a friend. despise this, very popular guy among the ranks and ultimately the mayor, as well. ed lee told the "chronicle," "greg suhr's history is an open book. like all of us he made some decisions he would have made differently in hindsight but he'sed off from them and done really well." now, the tasks in front of suhr once he officially becomes chief is to trim a top-heavy
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administration as well as make 10% cuts in the budget something the mayor has asked all city departments to do. he will be sworn in at city hall. we don't know the time yet but we'll let you know. >> thank you, anne makovec live in san francisco. drastic job cuts in san jose. now, all this because of a budget problem. and pink slips are going out to more than 100 police officers. now, kiet do joins us now from police headquarters with more on how it came to this. >> reporter: of the employees yesterday 600 got layoff notices and of those 600, 106, to be exact, are police officers. now, if all of these police officers are let go, it would be the first time in the city's history that this would be allowed to happen. now, the layoff notices went out yesterday as employees were called in one by one by their magers to tell them thed -- managers to tell them the bad news. they were all sent out with the assumption that all 11 worker unions will take a 10% pay cut. but only four of the unions
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have agreed to do so. this year's $115 million historic deficit is now the tenth year in a row of budget cuts fueled in part by increasing pension costs. this has meant longer waits for all city services, everything from fire to applying for permits. the mood around city hall and the unions was disbelief. >> pretty much somewhat confused and shocked in a way. and no matter what happens, as of right now, i will get laid off. and that's just a shock to me. now i have to find other avenues to support my family. >> reporter: if the rest of the workers unions do not give up another 10% in paycuts, then the city manager says another 155 police officers will be laid off and another 300 city employees will be let go. and the city has to make a decision soon. the new budget start on july 1. >> tough times. thank you, kiet do in san jose. a man beaten to death at a
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san jose care home. this morning that man's roommate is in custody. police were called to the home on saint andrews place about 7:30 last night. they say the victim, a 24-year- old, got into a fight with his 28-year-old roommate and died of husband injuries. it's not clear though how this dispute started. the care facility is in a single family house. it's listed online as serving the developmentally disabled. an alleged serial killer will be back in court this morning. 77-year-old joseph naso from reno is not expected to enter a plea in court today. he is accused of killing two women in the bay area in 1970s and two others in yuba county in the '90s. he is under investigation for the murder of three children up in state new york in the '70s. all the victims had the same first and last initials. and there is more evidence of bad recordkeeping by pg&e. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the utility mislabeled
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34 miles of pipeline as seamless. those inaccurate records came to light in the wake of the san bruno blast. the piece of pipe that exploded in september was also mislabeled as seamless. the utility has argued the record flaws played no role in the disaster. the pipeline will be tested for weld problems this year. today we'll learn more about pg&e's work following the explosion during a town hall meeting. the explosion killed 8 people and destroyed dozens of homes. long-term recovery efforts will be at the top of tonight's agenda. it starts at 6:30 p.m. and it will be held at the san bruno senior center. some breaking news out of washington this morning. president obama is expected to announce that cia director leon panetta will replace defense secretary robert gates. now, this is coming from a source close to the administration. general david petraeus currently in charge of the war in afghanistan would then become chief of the cia. these changes will likely take
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effect this summer. 5:05. let's check the traffic and weather. you know, mr. good humor man lawrence has nothing but good news for us today. in fact, no rain for a long time i guess. >> i don't see any rain. and i just haven't been able to say that in almost all spring long. we have been looking forward to getting some sunshine in here. looks like we're going to do it again today. more clouds will move in but looking like a nice day. mostly clear this morning, 40s and 50s out the door right now. so cool still in some of the valleys. now, by the afternoon, we are going to see a few clouds moving across our skies and here they are. they are starting to race in toward the west coast but not going to ruin your day. we'll sneak in some nice temperatures. i think by the afternoon some of the inland valleys getting up into the low 70s so pretty good. 72 antioch. 72 fairfield. about 70 degrees in santa rosa. a little breezy at the coast in the 50s and the 60s. much warmer weather on the way. we'll talk more about that in a minute. right now let check out those roads. >> let's do. all right, thank you, lawrence.
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let's go towards highway 4. we have that accident approaching loveridge road. fortunately it's cleared from lanes. chp may still be out there so no delay from antioch into pittsburg. antioch bridge traffic quiet this morning in those westbound lanes. bay bridge no problems. no metering lights. usually around 6:20 they have been turning them on or even earlier the past couple of days. no real clear reasons why but traffic so far, so good heading into downtown san francisco. to the east bay now 880 through oakland here's live look at the nimitz and down the nimitz freeway, no problems. westbound and eastbound ramps to 92 shut down overnight now re-opened. now good to go towards the san mateo bridge. everything is open and everything looks great again past the coliseum into san francisco. mass transit is on time. back to you. >> thank you.
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heavily sedated since friday because of seizures but his family says he could be taken off sedatives sometime this week. today all chili's restaurants are offering money to help pay toy is's medical bills. customers who bring in a flyer today will have 15% of their bill go to stow's family. you can find a link to the flyer on the "early edition" facebook page. livermore police believe that the same man may be responsible for a series of attacks on women aa-- along a street popular with walkers and joggers. a 19-year-old woman was walking on eve lane when a man snuck up from behind and tried to pull down her shorts. she wasn't hurricane mitch. the suspect could face battery charges. there will be proposed fare increases on a.c.
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transit. hardest hit passengers under 18. the monthly passes would go up from $15 to $20 in august a.c. transit is dealing with a deficit projected at $21 million. today's meeting will will run from 4 to 6:00 at the agency's office in oakland. you heard about the wedding? >> two days and counting. we'll head live to london where there's still some very important questions to answer. >> only friday kate middleton goes from commoner to royalty with full access of buckingham palace. what will her title be? ,,,,
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westminister abbey.. where prince william and kate middleton will w we are just two days away from the royal wedding. this is westminster abby where kate middleton will walk down the i'll. >> hundreds of people are involved. after they exchange their vows,
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people want to know, what they should call the bride. we may need extra time with paula ebben with the etiquette thing. >> i like kate. i'm sorry. >> reporter: we are going to run down the whole thing. good morning. the doors and gates of westminster abbey are closed and locked. no one is allowed inside as they do security sweeps and some of the final rehearsals until kate middleton walks up the aisle on friday in front of those 2,000 guests. but the question almost as big as what will her wedding dress look like is what will her title be? and that is up to the queen. it's the one big question which remains. reporter: we have one prince and then another. there is also a duchess and, of course, the queen. there are almost as many titles in the royal family as there are tourists in london. kate middleton's new calling card will be determined by
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tradition and protocol. that decision rests with the queen alone before she leaves the palace for the royal wedding she is expected to announce a title for the couple. but most people we spoke with seemed to have already made up their minds about what kate should be called what do you think katherine should be called? >> her royal highness, princess katherine. >> i think she is going to be called princess katherine. >> reporter: do you like it? >> i do, yes. >> reporter: as popular aspirin sess is on the street, kate won't get that title on helper own. -- title on her own. she can't be called royal highness because she is a commoner. she may be called royal highness prince william of wales. the official title she will be known in the land but people might call her something completely different. >> that's true. i think that -- supposing she was called princess william of wales. i can't see that's really sticking. >> reporter: british historian
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and granddaughter of winston churchill thinks the public in the end will really decide what kate is called. >> it doesn't take long for everyone to stop talking about kate and begin talking about princess whatever. >> reporter: but someone who is just the right age to still believe in fairy tales thinks the perfect name is pretty obvious. >> is she going to be your princess? >> yes. >> reporter: we were wrong every time we referred to princess diana. she was diana, princess of wales. the queen made camilla parker bowles the duchess of cornwall, sarah ferguson the duchess of york and so on. if the queen decides to give kate the name princess katherine, that will be a very big deal. frank and grace, what do you
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think? >> your royal highness princess william of wales doesn't roll off the tongue. i like princess kate or katherine is obvious. >> we're americans. we are not going to follow the official etiquette i don't think. >> that's right. >> reporter: that's right. it's like the old headlines that used to say princess di. we'll call her kate no matter what. but celia sam's was saying of course we always see at wimbledon prince and princess michael of kent. that's her official title. so it remains to be seen. it will be the big announcement on friday morning before kate middleton walks down that aisle. that woman celia sames knows both familyings involved and said her life will never be the same. frank and grace, back to you. >> great stuff, paula. we appreciate it. thanks so much. 5:19. the aflac duck -- no, we are going to weather. >> well, he has been called worse. [ laughter ] >> i have been called a lot worse. especially this year. but you know what?
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people are going to have news things to say about me today. it's going to be breezy at the coast. but we got a clear start around the bay area. 40s and 50s right now. i think as we look toward the afternoon a few clouds across the skies should make for a really neat sunset tonight. temperatures pretty nice. 60s, some low 70s around the bay area and again those winds kicking up out at the coast and just inside the bay. so starting out with mostly clear skies but you can begin to see some of the clouds trailing in toward the coastline. those will be on the way toward the bay area a little later on today. so a mix of sun and clouds, some very mild temperatures under high pressure. windy tomorrow and into friday. so temperatures probably going to come down heading into those days. after that, looks like. winds switch the winds switch directions. 58 degrees and breezy in pacifica today. east bay numbers up into the low 70s inland. lots of 60s just inside the bay
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and alameda and berkeley and also into richmond. and as you head to the north bay we are going to see a lot of sunshine and a few high clouds temperatures not bad. 60s and low 70s. 50s at the immediate coastline. looking out over the next few days, we are going to enjoy today. just some partly cloudy skies in toward the afternoon. a little more sunshine tomorrow but the temperatures will be coming down and winds will pick up. this weekend we could be talking about mid-70s by saturday, 80 on sunday. elizabeth has traffic. >> westbound 27 towards san jose, looks great on the 880 interchange out of milpitas. 6 minutes between 880 and 101. to the maps we go, still some areas of lingering roadwork. most of the roadwork is picked
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up but across the dumbarton bridge, eastbound 84s as you approach the high-rise various lanes blocked until 6:00 this morning. san mateo bridge were some ramp closures near the 880-92 interchange, that's picked up. to the south bay more roadwork picked up southbound lanes of 101 between story and capitol expressway. downtown san jose, that is what it looks like. a few more headlights than we saw so far, so good. the ride along the peninsula fine. these are all live traffic sensors so you can see people going 68, 62 miles per hour. it's pretty much keeping at the limit. your marin county ride southbound 101 nice and quiet down from novato towards the golden gate bridge. they should have just done the lane change so everything moving fine now approaching the pay gate heading into the city. southbound 101 between novato and san rafael. an 8-minute drive. mass transit is on time. one more live look and here's an 880 through oakland as you
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pass the coliseum. looks great up into downtown. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. it's now 5:23. this is what i was talking about earlier. the aflac duck silenced no more. >> then again, maybe he was. [ laughter ] meet the man behind the voice that beat out thousands. we promise it's coming up. stay right there. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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name. ounty first it was kate middleton and now a bay area landmark is getting a new name. the oakland-alameda county coliseum is about to get a new corporate sponsored name. what is it? overstock.com coliseum. a deal is expected to be approved today. the 6-year deal would reportedly cost the online retailer more than $7 million. overstock.com coliseum. >> that rolls off the tongue kind of like the -- i can't even say it. one of the world's most famous ducks has a new voice. >> he does. 12,000 people applied for the job and here's your winner. >> aflac!
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>> well, it took old dan a little time but he got it. that's dan mckeague from minnesota replaces the old aflac duck voice. that was gilbert gottfried who was fired after making a joke about the earthquake and tsunami victims in japan. he is going to make a little over $100,000. bart may be changing its schedule very soon. the one day service will be pushed back an hour. plus, shorter wait times at the dmv. how it's speeding up times right here in california. plus, from siberia, what does that have to do with the city's new police chief? we'll talk about that coming up. hundreds of layoff notices go out in the city of san jose. and the white house may not be over. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. ,,,,,,,,
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and i'm grace lee. sydnie has e is 5-- good morning. it's wednesday, april 27. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm grace lee. sydnie has the morning 60. it's 5:30. and we hear that the weekend is looking spectacular. isn't that right, lawrence? >> yeah. i'm going to have a lot of
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friends this weekend. it is looking fantastic. between now and then we have some changes but hey, today's going to be another nice day. a little breezy out at the coast through some of the mountain passes, but otherwise looking good. temperatures in the 60s in most spots, some 70s inland. but we are looking at some changes coming up in the next couple of days. it will be windy. more on that in a minute but first elizabeth has traffic. >> thank you. so far we have no big issues, no wind advisories so you're cruising. towards the bay bridge toll plaza, all of our bridges, in fact, problem-free. coming up we'll have a check of mass transit. in the meantime, back to you. san francisco is getting a new top cop this morning. he has a long history with the department. >> anne makovec is in san francisco with the mayor's decision. he he is coming with his own share of baggage. >> it's amounting to quite a comeback. >> reporter: he has faced a criminal indictment during his career and a couple of demotions but now captain greg
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suhr is back on top and said to be named the police chief here in san francisco a little bit later on this morning. he is right now the captain of the sfpd's bayview station. he has also been credited for a 50% drop in homicides in that district. he is also a 30-year veteran of the force. suhr beat out two others for the job all nominated by the police commission and then mayor ed lee made the call over the weekend. but this nomination is not without drama. suhr was involved in the fajitagate scandal from 2008 and -- from 2003 charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice. he was later cleared of those charges. then in 2005 former chief heather fong demoted him from head of patrol after the controversial g8 protest when an officer was severely injured. then in 2009, he was demoted again after accusations that he failed to report a domestic violence attack of one of friends. despite these incidents he is popular among the ranks and with the mayor as well. in fact, mayor ed lee tells the "chronicle," "i feel very good about this. it's the best choice. we definitely have a leader."
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now, suhr is 52 years old, replacing jeff godown who is the interim police chief since george gascon became district attorney in january. suhr also spent several years dealing with security for the public utilities commission. he was in charge of making sure that the water supply was secure and some people said that was kind of a banishment. they said he was sent to siberia because of some of the drama. well, it was there that he got to know mayor ed lee who was at that point the city's administrator. so that certainly worked out well for him. grace? >> all right. anne makovec live in san francisco. thank you. a man is in custody this morning suspected of killing his roommate in a north san jose care home. police were called to saint andrews place at 7:30 last night. a 24-year-old man had been beaten to death. officers arrested the 28-year-
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old suspect. police say the two men got know a fight but it's not clear how it started. the care facility is in a single family house. it's listed online as serving the developmentally disabled. more than 100 san jose police officers getting notices this week they could be laid off. kiet do joins us now from police headquarters with reaction this morning. kiet, good morning. reporter: good morning. in fact, an exact number of 106 police officers have gotten pink slips and that means that there will be fewer detectives to investigate nonviolent and property crimes in the city of san jose. if these police cuts go through, and it looks like they will, then it will be the first time in the city's history that it will happen. now, a total of 600 layoff notices went out yesterday as managers called in employees one by one to tell them the bad news. the notices were sent out with the assumption that all 11
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workers' unions will take a 10% paycuts but only four have agreed to do so. this year's $115 million historic deficit is now the tenth year in a row for budget cuts fueled in part by increasing pension costs. this means longer waits for everything from firefighters to applying for city permits. mayor reed said he had little choice but to make the painful cuts. >> i think every department in the city is going to see reduction in people and layoffs most likely. the average citizen will see a reduction of services in practically every department and every section. everybody is taking a hit. >> pretty much somewhat confused and shocked in a way. and no matter what happens, as of right now, i will get laid off. and that's just a shock to me. now i have to find other avenues to support my family. >> reporter: there's been a lot of talk from the police union that they will be losing a lot of good officers including this detective who has a master's
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degree and is also fluent into vietnamese. so officers like that will have to hit the job market as other officers will be looking for openings around the bay area, as well. all this comes with a lot of kind of a time crunch here. the budget starts on july 1. a lot of unions have to make a decision quickly about whether or not they will jump on the notion that they have to take a 10% pay cut. if not, another 155 police officers will have to be laid off in addition to 300 city employees will have to be let go. frank? >> it's amazing. some very, very tough decisions to be made. okay, kiet do live in san jose, thank you. he may be the most popular guy for -- >> he was. in the month of march wasn't. but we love him today. >> yeah. that is true, guys, yeah. nobody would talk to me back then. everybody wants to talk about the weather now. hey, it's looking good as we head in toward the next seven days. there is no rain in the forecast. we just haven't been able to say that for quite some time.
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headed out the door right now, cool in spots. 43 degrees in napa. 50 in fremont. 49 degrees in san jose. yeah, we are going to see a few clouds toward the afternoon. you can see some of that making its way across the pacific right now over the top of this ridge but still checking in with mild temperatures. highs this afternoon how about 70 degrees pleasanton? 72 antioch. and about 69 degrees in sonoma. much warmer weather on the way. we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now, elizabeth, what about that traffic? >> all right. thank you, lawrence. we are just getting word of new bart delays. sounds like there's 10- to 15- minute delays right now at the lafayette and the concord stations. there was an equipment problem on the tracks. so it sounds like in all directions. this could affect other train service even heading out to sfo. so watch out more to that. otherwise ace number one off to a great start. muni metro and caltrain no delay. the bridges look great. benicia bridge southbound 680 towards martinez, traffic is very light. you can see one headlight there making its way towards
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martinez. and again westbound 4 a little sluggish pas hillcrest. that's your traffic and weather. back to you. >> thank you. some developing news out of washington this morning. we're learning about a national security shake-up there. sources tell the "associated press" president obama will name cia director leon panetta to replace defense secretary robert gates. that announcement expected sometime this week. gates had already said he will step down later this year. and another change. general david petraeus currently running the war in afghanistan will then take the cia chief job. the changes will probably take effect sometime this summer. eight nato servicemembers and one contractor are dead after a shooting in afghanistan. a veteran afghan military officer opened fire following an argument at the kabul airport. nato has not revealed the nationalities of the troops killed. the gunman was also killed. he was reported to have been a
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military pilot with 20 years of service. a suspected serial killer goes back to court in san rafael today. 77-year-old joseph naso from reno is accused of killing two women in the bay area in the 1970s and two others in yuba county in the '90s. he is scheduled to enter pleas in a marin county courtroom this morning. naso also under investigation for three murders in upstate new york, that happened in the '70s. all the victims had the same first and last initials. also this morning, livermore police are warning joggers to be extra careful. they believe that the same man is targeting women on a popular jogging route on eve lane. on sunday, a man snuck up behind a 19-year-old woman and tried to pull down her shorts. she wasn't hurt. police say that suspect could face battery charges. we are learning new details about pg&e's recordkeeping problems. the "san francisco chronicle"
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reports the utility mislabeled 34 miles of pipeline as seamless. those inaccurate records came in light of the wake of the san bruno blast. the piece of pipe that exploded in september was also mislabeled as seamless. the utility has argued the record flaws played no role in the disaster. pipeline will be tested for weld problems this year. and today we'll learn more about the pg&e's work following the explosion during a town hall meeting. the explosion killed eight people destroyed dozens of homes. long-term recovery efforts will be at the top of tonight's agenda. it starts at 6:30 at the san bruno senior center. tomb now 5:40. full speed -- time now 5:40. full speed ahead with the door wide open. four ideas to make sure muni's open door problem gets closed. >> gives you the tag, receipt and you're on your way. >> life in the fast lane.
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temperatures in the 50s and 40s, not too bad. breezy at the coast. that breeze will be kicking up as we head in toward the afternoon especially at the beaches. and just inside the bay. temperatures though, how about this? 60s inside the bay, partly cloudy skies, and even some low 70s shopping up in some of the valleys for -- showing up in some of the valleys today. come for the around the bay area courtesy of high pressure. but clouds coming over the top of the ridge, we'll see more of that this afternoon especially. should make for a spectacular sunset. this ridge will break down a little bit and tomorrow we'll
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see winds kicking up especially at the coast blowing 30 miles an hour so blustery towards tomorrow and possibly friday. after that winds are offshore and we'll get temperatures cranked up for the weekend. numbers outside for today, plan on 70 in morgan hill. 68 in milpitas. 70 in cupertino. east bay temperatures in the low 70s well inland. you got plenty of 60s inside the bay. watch out a little breezy in oakland, berkeley and richmond. not bad. 60s and low 70s interior valleys and looking out over the next couple of days we are going to cool down as we head in toward tomorrow. those winds start kicking up. looking toward the weekend, yeah, looking great. temperatures well into the 70s. maybe even some low 80s, just the way you like it elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. mass transit problems on bart. 46 trains running but there are
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some delays now, 10 to 15 minutes at the lafayette and concord stations in all directions including out towards pittsburg-bay point and sfo. ace train no problems, muni metro and caltrain no delays. marin county ride looks great on the roads, southbound 101 southbound to mill valley. no issues across the span of the golden gate bridge. we're starting to see some brake lights now westbound on 580 out of the altamont pass. 14-minute drive speeds improve dramatically closer to pleasanton and the dublin grade. san mateo bridge busy especially in the commute direction. westbound 92, still 13, 14 minutes between hayward and foster city. no metering lights on the bay bridge, no delays, starting to be a pretty traffic shot at sun- up. no delays on the incline to the
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"s" curve. quick trip on all the approaches fine. 18 minutes down the eastshore freeway from the carquinez bridge to the maze. golden gate bridge southbound traffic fine into san francisco. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. >> thank you. it's 5:46. let's take a look at some of the top stories this wednesday. 52-year-old greg suhr is currently captain of the bayview station where he is credited for a 50% drop in homicide. he was chosen as the new police chief. san jose may lay off hundreds of employees including more than 100 police officers. some of the jobs could be spared depending on negotiations with the various unions. they are trying to reduce a
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large budget deficit. at&t's plan is on hold. they are going to discuss with neighborhoods on whether or not they want the four-foot boxes on their sidewalks. critics have called for an environmental review on the plan to install the boxes. president obama is calling for action to lower the rising cost of gasoline. he is "asking" oil producing countries to increase output and calling on congress to repeal tax breaks for the oil industry. republicans say his suggestions would raise taxes and increase the price at the pump. muni issued a new set of rules to prevent accidents such as open doors on trains. according to "the examiner," some solutions include modifications to doors, a review of troubleshooting procedures, a standardized cheat sheet for all operators and they are considering adding
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six mechanics during peak business hours to help with malfunctions. in the past three weeks, two muni trains have traveled through a tunnel with an open door. late-night service for bart could get another try. service would extend an hour later on friday nights. but to help maintain the system, saturday service would begin at 1 an hour later. if bart directors like the idea, son of the new schedule to begin as soon as september. here's an idea i think you're going to like. shorter wait times at the dmv. who wouldn't like that? right now average wait times are about one or two hours at some busy offices but now the dmv is rolling out self-service vehicle registration terminals in southern california. it only takes three or four minutes to renew your registration. >> it would take cash, debit cards, credit cards and personal checks.
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similar to your atm machines that you use at your local bank. the machine can give you tags, a receipt and you're on your way. >> but you cannot have any outstanding tickets to use the machines, and you can't renew your license there just yet. no word on when the machines will be available here in the bay area. but i haven't been to the dmv in california for a long time but i remember when. >> it's like the scene in beetle juice, 1,804,000. >> my mom waited for the picture when i got my license and i failed my driving test and she came back in and she's like come on here. i failed, mom. you what, you failed? i was like oh, my god. 5:49. it's a wake-up call for you coffee drinkers. why you can expect to pay more for your morning caffeine fix. and are you the life of the party? the benefits of being a social butterfly. it's all good, coming up. ,,,, hey marcel, watch this!
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at nearly three dollars a pound- this maying painful. plan on paying more for your daily coffee fix. the price of coffee is around $3 a pound, the highest price in more than three decades. the weak dollar and bad weather in coffee-growing regions are pushing up the price for beans. santa clara county supervisors have approved a ban on plastic shopping bags. starting in january, 56 retailers in the county's unincorporated areas will not be allowed to give shoppers plastic bags and they will have to charge those customers at least 15 cents for each paper bag. all right, grace. it is 5:52 now. a warning from sony for a playstation users about a security breach. your personal credit card information may be in the wrong
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hands now. the playstation network was shut down last week when an on screen error message showed up. there is a chance that credit card numbers for as many as 77 million customers might have been compromised. >> sony has had this outage on their network and it's been ongoing for days. they hadn't said anything or much about it. so for them to all of a sudden announce about 6 days into the outage that a ton of personal data was compromised plus maybe credit card numbers has people more than a little bit upset right now. >> sony says it put out the warnings as soon as it learned the extent of that data loss. all right. hanging out with friends helps your brain stay healthy. >> i always said that. that's according to a new study on the health benefits of social butterflies. researchers look at 1100 adults. they compared socially active adults to people who were less social and they found those who visited friends, attend the parties, even went to church had less decline in thinking
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and memory. it makes sense. if you stay active and engaged, i think you're going to live a longer life. >> i think out of the four of us social butter into award would do elizabeth! >> really? kind of lately maybe, yeah. [ laughter ] >> that's a half hour show in itself. >> maybe a reality show. >> this guy is mr. good humor these days. >> yeah. i mean, i got some great things to talk about. we got some people like to see, that sunshine outside. no rain in the seven-day forecast. looking good. it will be partly cloudy as we head in toward the afternoon today a little breezy at the coastline. but temperatures mainly into the 60s and the 70s. a few 50s at the coastline. winds will be kicking up though as we head in towards thursday and friday. temperatures will be coming down. but get a load of that weekend. 70s even some low 80s as we head in toward sunday so looking good ahead. got a neat shot for you. this is a great one looking over the vineyards from edward
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kent from santa rosa. a beautiful shot of that neat little cumulus cloud and some trailing clouds behind. that thanks for sending that picture. send us your pictures at mypix@cbs5.com. let's check traffic with the social butterfly, elizabeth. >> that could have been anywhere. bart still dealing with these bart delays 10- to 15- minute delays at the lafayette and the concord stations in all directions. all other trains are on time. ace, muni, caltrain no delays. on the roads no major problems on any roads across the bay area, no big accidents, no major slowdowns. here's live look at traffic coming into san francisco from the peninsula. this is near the third street exit and everything is looking good on 101 and 280. coming up, we'll take a check of the bay bridge. in the next half hour, a security shake-up in our nation's capital. the announcement president
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obama is expected to make. >> a heated exchange in the trial of murdered oakland journalist that claims yusef bey iv is making against the judge. he is described as the cop's cop with a significant amount of baggage. coming up, we will introduce you to the man that's about to become san francisco's new police chief. san jose could soon have its first police layoffs in its history. i'm kiet do with a live report coming up. ,,,,,,
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a big hit. good morning. it's wednesday, april 27. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. sydnie has the morning off. it's 5:58. before we get to our top stories, let look at the traffic and weather. weather looking great. >> sydnie enjoying a great day off. >> nothing tops this story. we got that sunshine out there and it's looking good. mostly clear skies. by the afternoon a few clouds moving across our skies. temperatures looking nice, plan on 60s even some low 70s in the warmest spots. hey, it's going to be even warmer toward the weekend maybe we start talking about some 80s. we'll have more on that in just a minute. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. i just got word from my producer, bart delays are gone. i actually didn't have time to update the maps. bart, ace, muni metro and caltrain all on time. to the roads now, still no major problems anywhere across the bay area. here's a live look at traffic coming into san francisco heading towards the bay bridge toll plaza. we'll have more traffic coming up. but in the meantime, back

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